New Zeiss at Photokina

johnw

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On the
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website (English version). Go to the "Photography" then the "Photokina 2004" pages. They say they are "Back With Passion" and talk about their solution to a "flexible camera system with perfect optics". They will have an ex&le on the web page on 5 September. They also say they will have lots of innovations at Photokina and "Prepare to be astounded." Digial/film modular SLR? Contax? Hassleblad? Rollei? or Zeiss brand name? Wait and see.
 
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djg

OK, they have a "puzzle picture" in the "Back With Passion" article. I say Zeiss is coming out with a digital rangefinder ... I'm betting with interchangeable lenses, since they mention a flexible solution.

I'm going to get no sleep these coming days until they let the cat out ... grrrr!
 

coyot

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I checked a few minutes ago (Tues, Sep 7) and this is what the exhibitor lits said under Yashica/Kyocera:

- Digital viewfinder cameras - Digital SLR cameras - Compact cameras - Medium format cameras - Single lens reflex cameras

hmmm. digital viewfinder cameras ... also notice digital SLR cameras!

michael.
 
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djg

That's been their entry for several weeks. I believe Digital Viewfinder Cameras are the point & shooters. Also they consider the 645 as a Digital SLR in their product website, but I'm crossing my fingers ...

One nice thing to note is that although Kyocera has completely disinherited, disavowed and buried the N Digital (talk about a neglectful and irresponsible a.k.a. deadbeat parent!), Zeiss shows it prominently among its N lens brethren.

Thank you, Carl Zeiss.
 
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djg

Here's the CZ Photokina 2004 exibition list:

- Digital SLR cameras
- Compact cameras
- Lenses for digital receiving systems
- Lenses for large and medium format cameras
- Lenses for video cameras
- Lenses with fixed focal length
- Lenses with variable focal length
- Adapter for digital cameras
- Soft focus lenses
- Binoculars, telescopes
- Magnifiers
- Prismatic glasses
- Other optical products and trade goods for specialized photographic trade
- Other accessories for optical products and trade goods for specialized photographic trade
- Telescopes

Notice the cameras - is that because they show other make cameras that take their lenses, e.g. Contax? Anybody remember what they listed for 2002?
 
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